Capella University Laura Cognitive Challenges Case Summary Discussion
USE THE SAME CASE STUDY OF LAURA. You did the paper on this case study in the Theory Application 1
You will address the following:
Describe your client. Provide a summary of your case study.
Identify the case goals you will work on with the client and the techniques and interventions you will use. Be specific and make sure the case goals, techniques, and interventions align with your chosen theory.
Evaluate the appropriateness of a specific psychotherapeutic approach for diverse populations by discussing the strengths and limitations of using this theory with your client’s cultural attributes.
Incorporate evidence-based theories in a personal philosophy of counseling.
References: You must have a minimum of 5 scholarly resources. All references must be from peer-reviewed academic journals and should be no more than 7 years old. The optional readings for each unit will help you begin your research. A seminal book may substitute for one journal article. You must use proper APA style to list your references. Refer to the APA Style and Format (linked in the Resources) campus page for more information.
Length of paper: The body of the paper must be 3–4 pages, not including the reference lists, abstract, or the title page.
Written communication: Develop accurate written communication and thoughts that convey the overall goals of the project and do not detract from the overall message. Your paper should demonstrate graduate-level writing skills.
Formatting: Use the current APA formatting, including correct in-text citations, proper punctuation, double-spacing throughout, proper headings and subheadings, no skipped lines before headings and subheadings, proper paragraph and block indentation, no bolding, one-inch margins all around, and no bullets. Refer to the APA Style and Format campus page for more information.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
Nurses play a pivotal role in quality healthcare service delivery. Unfortunately, the U.S. health system continues to experience shortage of registered nurses in medical facilities, which is exacerbated by the healthcare demands of an aging population (Haddad, 2022). This situation stretches the capacity of healthcare facilities centers since the remaining nurses cannot fill the gaps to ensure a positive patient outcome, which contributes to an increase in employee turnover rates and a negative image to the public.
An aging population overstretches the capacity of hospitals across the nation. As a result, the demand exceeds the supply, and medical facilities face nurse shortages that in turn lead to overwork to meet the health needs of patients. A considerable number of nurses work in hospices and palliative wards to take care of ailing senior citizens who suffer from chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Nurses are, therefore, forced to work longer shifts to ensure that medical facilities operate efficiently. Inevitably, the outcome is occupational fatigue (Halter, 2017). As a result, medical centers report an increase in medical errors, which in turn taint the image of once respected hospitals.
Nursing shortage is detrimental to the provision of quality healthcare. Nurses on duty have to attend to an increasing number of patients on a daily basis, while the workforce continues to shrink. Consequently, available nurses are overworked and cannot cope with the demands of the job. An overwhelmed workforce leads to low rating scores against medical facilities and causes high employee turnover because nurses then resign to pursue different careers.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.